Sharing faith, hope, and picture books

Award-Winning Author

Charlotte Riggle is the author of the award-winning picture book, Catherine’s Pascha, along with its companion, The Saint Nicholas Day Snow. She’s working on a new book, Of Such is the Kingdom: A Practical Theology of Disability, which she’s co-writing with Summer Kinard. On her blog, she tells stories about saints, discusses disability, and reviews picture books that you really need to read.

The Saint Nicholas Day Snow

The Saint Nicholas Day Snow book cover

Many Ways to Celebrate St. Nicholas

Shoes or stockings? Horse or sleigh? Does St. Nicholas visit on December 6 or on Christmas Eve? Will a little girl’s prayer be answered? When Elizabeth has to stay at Catherine’s house, she’s worried about her grandmother, and worried that St. Nicholas won’t find her. The grownups, though, are worried about snow.

Learn about St. Nicholas with stories and other resources.

A Celebration of Easter in the Orthodox Church

Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards

Catherine doesn’t like vegetables. She doesn’t like naps. She doesn’t like it when her mom combs her hair. She loves hot dogs, chocolate cake, and her best friend, Elizabeth. Most of all, she loves Pascha! Pascha, the Orthodox Christian Easter, is celebrated in the middle of the night, with processions and candles and bells and singing. And Catherine insists that she’s not a bit sleepy.

Learn about Pascha history, traditions, crafts, and recipes.

Catherine’s Pascha

Catherine's Pascha book cover

Charlotte’s Blog

Sharing faith, hope, and picture books

Saturday morning muffin disaster

You can tell, when I post recipes, that I’m not a food blogger. I’m just someone on a restricted diet who loves good food and likes to cook and to share recipes with my friends. But the recipe I tried today, I’m not going to share with you. Because it was a Saturday...

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Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse

Y’all, I don’t know where this recipe came from. My husband and I have a fat three-ring binder with recipes we’ve cut out of magazines and copied from friends and family. And I was going through the desserts in that binder, looking for one that had no flour, no dairy,...

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Charlotte Riggle    Sharing faith, hope, and picture books with Orthodox Christian families and parents of kids with special needs.

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